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VIDEO: Friends separated by the Bosnian war reunited in Lisbon

Childhood friends Irena and Asaki were separated by the Bosnian war. They found each other ten years later on Facebook. Now we’ve reunited them in Lisbon.

VIDEO: Friends separated by the Bosnian war reunited in Lisbon
Photo: Irena and Asaki in Lisbon.

Irena Savic and Asaki Dizdar Mehic may live in different countries, but they don’t let distance keep them apart. The long-lost friends are one of three pairs who recently won our #MeetHalfway competition run in partnership with Lufthansa. The winners will be reunited in three of Europe’s coolest and most contemporary cities and we’ll be there to capture it.

Irena and Asaki were the first pair of winners to jet off — watch the video to discover Lisbon, Portugal’s trendy capital, through their lens.

Check out Lufthansa’s Lisbon city guide

 

Find out more about some of the destinations in the video:

This content was produced by The Local Creative Studio and sponsored by Lufthansa.

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Could sleeper trains offer Germans cheap, low-carbon travel across Europe?

Several political parties in Germany have said they want to bring back sleeper trains in order to meet carbon emissions targets.

Could sleeper trains offer Germans cheap, low-carbon travel across Europe?
A sleeper train in Austria. Photo: dpa/APA | Georg Hochmuth

The Green party have said that they want to put state subsidies into night trains that will connect Germany with cities as far flung as St Petersburg in the north and Lisbon in the south.

According to the environmentalist party’s plans, 40 night rail lines could connect 200 destinations across the continent including islands like Mallorca, which would be linked in by train and ferry.

The Greens want the EU to buy a fleet of sleeper trains that could travel at speeds of between 200 km/h and 250 km/h.

The CDU have also announced plans to rebuild the country’s sleeper train services.

Deutsche Bahn stopped its last sleeper service in 2016 citing the high costs involved in maintaining its fleet that was not recuperated through ticket sales.

Earlier this year the state owned company said it had “no plans” to purchase new sleeper wagons.

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